Edu-Cat-Malaysia is a community organisation and the CSR arm of EDUCAT Sdn Bhd ( The company owns and operates a luxury environmentally friendly 50’ catamaran named ‘Edu-Cat’ based at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club in Langkawi and is available for:
                                                           Exclusive private charters (day and overnight)
                                                           Long holiday trips in Malaysia and Thailand
                                                           Family events
                                                           Birthday and Wedding celebrations
                                                           Corporate events

The prime purpose of “Edu-Cat-Malaysia” is to promote environmental awareness and harmony through specific environmental cleanup activities and on-going education programmes.

The Founders and Owners of EDUCAT Sdn Bhd and

pic_aboutus1Gudrun Nienaber spent fourteen years with international news agency and financial information provider “Reuters” in senior management roles in Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and Malaysia, where she was Managing Director from 1996 – 1999. She was also a consultant and member of Reuters Corporate Responsibility Advisory Board (CRAB) helping to design Reuters` internal CSR communication program, presenting the company’s CSR concept to its offices in Asia Pacific, USA and South Africa.

Gudrun is a dynamic and successful team leader. Gudrun’s interests are the inspirational side of her business interests and working with like minded people. She is passionate about promoting an environmentally sustainable lifestyle as the “norm”.

pic_aboutus1David Bradley spent thirteen years as an expatriate in Asia Pacific with leading companies such as “Coca-Cola”, Carnation Company and Nestle in senior finance, marketing and general management roles. In 1987 after repatriating to Sydney Australia, he purchased, built and successfully ran the “Dumpers Handybin” waste management franchise system until its sale in 2004.

David is passionate about preventing further environmental degradation everywhere, and in particular fixing-up, cleaning up and sustaining the waterways of the world. This can only be achieved through education and activities aimed at increasing public awareness and instilling in each individual the responsibility to look after their place (their our own back-yard) and collectively to care for our planet Earth, for the everyone’s benefit.

David and Gudrun moved from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur in 2008 and live in Malaysia under the MM2H program. They love sailing and marine activities, founded EDUCAT Sdn Bhd and its corporate social responsibility arm ‘Edu-Cat-Malaysia’ in 2011 and enlisted that organisation as a member of the UNEP supported Australian initiative ‘Clean Up The World’.

The Expat Group (TEG)

Starting with The Expat magazine in 1996, TEG has expanded over the years into the leading media company in Malaysia for reaching resident expats, overseas visitors, business travelers and investors. The private sector and the Malaysian government frequently seek our support and input to market the country and the government's products and services. We create custom marketing packages to suit your needs and achieve your objectives of reaching a diversified international audience using our publications, websites, monthly events, annual exhibitions, help desks, and direct online communications.

Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC)

The Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC) is a non-profit organisation that promotes and fosters closer relations between the business communities of Malaysia and Australia. The MABC provides a forum for people and organisations involved in enhancing trade and investment flows between Malaysia and Australia in order to exchange ideas, experience, and information, develop contacts and facilitate interaction. The MABC also assists its members to address domestic and international issues relating to their companies and personnel by identifying, encouraging and informing members of appropriate sources of information relating to trade and investment opportunities, practices and regulations in Malaysia and Australia. We support Malaysian business interests in Australia, and Australian business interests in Malaysia, by providing information, advice and where necessary a vehicle for representation to government bodies.


Leigh Howard is Vice Chairman of the Malaysia Australia Business Council.

Leigh has over 18 years of international business experience and 14 years in global executive recruitment and human capital consulting. He has worked lived in the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and most recently Malaysia. Leigh is currently CEO, Asia for Sheffield Executive ( Sheffield Executive is a trusted advisor in the field of executive search, providing a rigorous, collaborative and consultative approach to leadership acquisition. Leigh manages a recruitment team with deep functional and industry knowledge combined with a track record of success in recruitment best practice.

On both a personal and professional level, Leigh is a firm believer in the importance of Human Capital in the modern world. Having worked in several countries he’s advised many firms on best-practice approaches to addressing their “people” challenges. He has also published several articles, addressed seminars, and been interviewed on radio, TV and press to comment on Human Capital issues.


Matthew Barsing is an Executive Committee (EXCO) Member & Chairman of Membership Sub-Committee at the Malaysia Australia Business Council.

Matthew is an experienced business & economic development professional with over 17 years’ experience in Australia, Asia, Europe & America with a strong background in international business, economic development, business strategy and strategic innovation.

He is currently the Managing Partner of Stravcorp Sdn Bhd, (Strategic Innovation Corporation) in Malaysia which is affiliated to the Blue Ocean Strategy network.
Before joining Stravcorp, Matthew worked as the Chief Marketing Officer for UCSI Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre. Prior to that he has served as Head of Foreign Direct Investment with (MDeC) the Malaysian Government during which time he personally secured 47 global projects into Malaysia, valued at RM5.37Billion and contributing 9,340 jobs to Malaysia’s economy .

Eurasia Consulting for Strategic Innovation (ECSI)

Eurasian Consulting for Strategic Innovation (ECSI Consulting) is a global strategy and innovation consulting firm. We collaborate with our clients to pursue growth opportunities, build innovation capabilities, and create winning businesses. At ECSI Consulting, we use a pragmatic approach which combines strategy with innovation and use proprietary methodologies to deliver exceptional value for our clients. With offices in Europe and Asia, ECSI Consulting is ideally positioned to leverage its expertise in established European markets and in emerging Asian management practices.

Rotary Clubs

Individual Rotary clubs belong to Rotary International. Individual members, or Rotarians, belong to a club. The club is where most of Rotarians' meaningful service work is carried out. Clubs can be engaged not only in their communities, but also internationally. Naturally, this is why the Club relies heavily on its members and community support to achieve its goals.

Whether a member is participating in a Club project, creates a project that the Club/Board agrees to support or the Club (as a whole) supports The Rotary Foundation, there are many ways that we can Serve the Community. There are many ways to look at the community service projects that are conducted by a Rotary Club, and for our purposes here we have chosen to ensure that we are Serving the needs of groups of people of all ages; albeit, in a multitude of ways.

Who is 'Clean Up the World'

pic_btn Ian Kiernan started ‘Clean Up Sydney Harbour Day’ in 1989. He organized and motivated 40,000 volunteers to remove rusted car bodies, plastics of all kinds, glass bottles and cigarette butts from Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson).

pic_btn Ian and his committee believed that if a city could be mobilised to take action, then so could the whole nation. Almost 300,000 volunteers turned out on the first Clean Up Australia Day in 1990 and that involvement has steadily increased over the last 21 years.

pic_btn The next step for Ian was to take the concept of Clean Up Australia Day to the rest of the world. After gaining the support of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) “Clean Up the World” was launched in 1993.

pic_btn An estimated 35 million people in over 130 countries now participate each year.

pic_btn The uptake of “Clean Up the World” globally has demonstrated that this simple Australian idea has universal appeal and the health of the environment is of concern to people worldwide.

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                         Gudrun: +6017 2844550